Checking Out

Checking Out Reto Berra


We take a quick look at the Avs' newest goaltender.

Checking Out the New Guys


Although they didn't make quite the waves fans hoped, the Colorado Avalanche did ink three important free-agents during the off-season in John Mitchell, PA Parenteau and Greg Zanon.

Is Colin Smith the steal of the 2012 draft?


Who is Avalanche 2012 7th-round pick Colin Smith and why is he scoring so much?

Checking out the new MHH Logo

So, remember a year ago when we had a big contest to replace our old logo? And we ended up with some really cool ideas and then combined them into one, smokin' kick ass logo? Funny story: turns...

Checking Out The Avs Goaltending Situation For The 2012-13 Season


Since the beginning of the 2003-04 season, the Avs have started 11 different goalies. Have the Colorado Avalanche found their long term answer in net in Semyon Varlamov?

Checking Out Mitchell Heard


The Avs selected the unusual center #41 overall in the 2012 draft.

Window Shopping: Alex Semin


The last time a Russian who played for the Capitals was rumored to be considering the KHL, despite public declarations to the contrary, the Avs signed him. Will history repeat? 2011 Cap Hit:...

Window Shopping: Ryan Suter


Should the Colorado Avalanche Pursue Ryan Suter on July 1st?

Checking Out Jamie McGinn


When left-winger Jamie McGinn found out he'd been traded to the Colorado Avalanche, he couldn't have been in a more uncomfortable position. He was sitting 35,000 feet in the air, watching the wire...

Checking Out Superstitions


It's Friday the 13th, a day when even the biggest non-believer at least contemplates superstitions. Black cats, ladders, salt, and wood take on a whole new meaning on days like today. Sports are...


Checking Out Evan Brophey


On October 23, 2010, Evan Brophey got the call all AHLers dream about. The Chicago Blackhawks needed him. He was getting his first look at the NHL. It wouldn't be his last as he recently got a...

Checking Out Jean-Sébastien Giguère


Canadian Jean-Sébastien Giguère is no stranger to winning. He has hardware to prove it, including the Conn Smythe for playoffs MVP and the Holy Grail of hockey, Lord Stanley's Cup. Yet, the...

Checking Out Cody McLeod


There can be only one. In 1986, that tagline was made famous by a small film about immortal warriors, a film that went from being relatively unknown upon its initial release into full-blown cult...

Back from the Dead: Kyle Quincey!


Is the Avs' Kyle Quincey back from the dead, or living on borrowed time?

Checking Out Shane O'Brien


It's almost silly how reputations are born. You have a couple of rocky years playing for a club with which you never quite gelled, and suddenly you're problematic, lacking talent and a threat to...

Checking Out Patrick Bordeleau


Welcome back to Checking Out, a weekly series which features bios on Avalanche players. Because Patrick Bordeleau has made the cuts thus far and is generating some interest around here, I thought...

Checking Out Semyon Varlamov


Semyon Varlamov is only 23 years old. He's barely made his mark in the hockey world. Yet, he's already been the center of some highly publicized controversies. From allegedly threatening to bolt to...

Checking Out Jan Hejda


Defenseman Jan Hejda has had a quiet yet impressive career. The 6'4", 237lb Czech Republic native moved up the ranks in Europe, honing his skills primarily in the Czech Extraliga league (CZE). Born...

Checking Out Chuck Kobasew


Chuck Kobasew was born in Osoyoos, British Columbia, on April 17, 1982. By the time the right winger hit the  British Columbia Hockey League, he was making a name for himself as an offensive,...

A case for Simon Gagne


Possible puzzle piece for Avalanche's gaping hole at Left Wing

Checking Out Joakim Lindström


I know that Andidee put up a previous post about Lindström, giving us a glimpse at his numbers and some video highlights of him in action. However, I felt it couldn't hurt to have a more in-depth...

Where Are They Now? (Episode 3)


Where have all the Avalanche gone? A look at the recently departed.

Where Are They Now? (Episode 2)


Where have all the former Avs gone? Come on over to Mile High Hockey to find out what you don't want to know!

Where Are They Now? (Episode 1)


Update on Former Avalanche players: Wojtek Wolski, Marek Svatos, Ian Laperriere and more!

Checking Out Jay McClement


Mention Jay McClement's name to anyone in the know around the NHL, and you'll get the same response: he's one of the best defensive forwards in the game right now. In the 2009-2010 season,...

Checking Out Erik Johnson


Erik Johnson is a big guy. At 6'4" and 236 pounds, the defenseman from Bloomington, Minnesota, is an imposing figure on the ice. You would expect him to be the tough one on the team, ready to take...

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